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Don’t look now…but it looks like it is Weezy season!
Lil’ Wayne covers the latest issue of Billboard, where he decided to give some details about his long anticipated album, Tha Carter V, as well as a story which is now being revealed as a suicide attempt.
The story, originally featured in 2009 on The Times-Picayune in New Orleans reveals a time when officer Robert Hoobler found a 12-year-old Weezy laying face down by the front door after what was then called an accidental shot to the chest after playing with a gun.
He reveals in the story that the intial recount of the events was not what really happened.
According to Billboard, in a new verse on a yet untitled track he admits to attempting suicide after his mother told him he was no longer allowed to rap. The track samples Sampha’s single “Indecision” and will live on Tha Carter V‘s outro.
“He just told me one day that he was ready to address it now,” Wayne’s longtime friend Mack Maine said about the track, “Just being an adult, reaching a level of maturity and comfort where it’s like, ‘I want to talk about this because I know a lot of people out here might be going through that.’“
The story doesn’t have many details on the album itself, but it will be noted as the first album of his career not to include the Cash Money logo.
“I’m very much a perfectionist . . . I don’t know what it’s setting me up for—some big comeback, or maybe some big fall back or whatever—but it’s setting me up for something, and I’m ready,” Wayne said.
The project is rumored to be released later this month.